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20 Hottest Startups of 2015 Panel Briefing

Singapore Business Review is proud to bring back Singapore’s definitive event for the country's most successful startups.

Get the chance to meet and network with the founders of the startups which made the cut for SBR’s 20 Hottest Startups to Watch in 2015 list.

Singapore Business Review is proud to launch this year’s 20 Hottest Startups of 2015 Panel Briefing following the immense success of last year’s 20 Hottest Startups of 2014 Panel Briefing.

Singapore Business Review’s Hottest Startups Panel Briefing, now on its third year, has become the standard for Singapore’s booming start up scene.

Come and join with us on 15 April 2015, Wednesday from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM  at Intercontinental Singapore.

This year's discussion will cover (but not limited to):

Session 1: Scaling Startups in Asia

  1. What is involved in a startup scaling?
  2. How to avoid premature scaling: The Do’s and Don’t’s of Rapid scaling for startups
  3. The rising costs of scaling a startup
  4.  Scale up versus scale out: SaaS startups in Asia, why it's such a huge opportunity 

Panelists include:

  • John Fearon, JF2
  • Pieter Walraven, Co-founder and CPO, Pie
  • Florian Cornu, Co-founder, SaaS Business Asia
  • Clement Wong, Co-founder and CEO, BeMyGuest
  • Eric Saint-Andre, Founder, ASA Advisory Services

Session 2: Startup Business Strategies

  1. Striking Strategic Partnerships
  2. How can disruptive startups work in partnership with incumbents to benefit all parties? 
  3. How can Singapore startups bridge the gap between developed and emerging markets?
  4. How can Singapore startups compete for employees in a labour restricted market?
  5. Strategy for Core Products Vs Diversification
  6. Lean startups and innovation 

Panelists include:

  • Martin Nygate, Founder & CEO, Gentay Communications
  • Ayush Bharti, Strategy Consultant, OurHealthMate
  • Scott Montgomery, CEO, GlobeTrekker Challenge
  • Chip Wilcox, CEO, Temasys

Session 3: Startup Investment Strategies

  1. Why strategic investors are becoming the main exit option for Singapore start ups, and how to attract them.
  2. Availability of Series A and Series B capital
  3. Investment terms compared to Silicon Valley (NRF and local investors often impose far more onerous term sheets)

Panelists include:

  • John Tan, Partner, 8capita
  • Andreas Birnik, Co-founder and CEO, CreoPop
  • Slava Solonitsyn, Managing Partner, HaxAsia
  • Michael Lints, Venture Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

Session 4: Tech Revolution in the Payments Space

  1. Implications of a number of new payment methods like mobile POS, mobile wallets are coming into the market
  2. What are the opportunities and challenges

Panelists include

  • Anshul Gupta, Co-founder and CFO, TabSquare
  • Vince Tallent, Chairman and CEO, Fastacash


This event is proudly supported by Singapore Startup Club, Young Upstarts, SiTF 123Jumptart, E27, Startup Spaze and Startup Jobs. 


Passes are at SGD 110 each. Register now as seats are limited! 

Speakers confirmed:

John Fearon


John Tan

Scott Montgomery
GlobeTrekker Challenge

Pieter Walraven
Co-Founder and CPO

Martin Nygate
Founder & CEO
Gentay Communications

Chip Wilcox

Vince Tallent
Chairman and CEO

Slava Solonitsyn
Managing Partner

Anshul Gupta
Co-founder and CFO

Ayush Bharti
Strategy Consultant

Florian Cornu
SaaS Business Asia

Andreas Birnik
Co-founder and CEO

Michael Lints
Venture Partner
Golden Gate Ventures

Eric Saint-Andre
Founder & Managing Director
ASA Advisory Services

Clement Wong
Co-founder & CEO


To register for this event, please click here as seats are limited!